The networks of NBCUniversal today announced comprehensive DECISION 2012 programming plans for events surrounding the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary. Top anchors and correspondents from NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, and Telemundo will report from these key early states as the first Americans begin to cast their votes for a Republican presidential candidate.
“Our anchors, correspondents, embed reporters, and producers are nearly everywhere -- and we’re proud of that,” said Mark Lukasiewicz, Senior Vice President of NBC News Specials and the head of “Decision 2012” coverage. “Their wide-ranging work fuels NBC’s coverage both on air and online, delivering an unprecedented view of the complicated political landscape so that American voters can make their choices armed with information.”
Online, NBCPolitics.com will be the main hub for political news and information, including breaking stories, in-depth analysis, exclusive videos, and interactive tools. The resources of NBC Politics can also be found on social media at: @NBCNews @NBCPolitics @Decision2012 and individual show and correspondent accounts. More on NBC Politics HERE.
IOWA “DECISION 2012” PROGRAMMING
* “Meet the Press with David Gregory” (9:00am ET) will broadcast from Des Moines on Sunday, January 1, 2012.
* “Today” (7:00am – 10:00am ET) will feature coverage from correspondents on the ground through Wednesday, January 4. Savannah Guthrie will report from Des Moines Tuesday, January 3 - Wednesday, January 4.
* “NBC Nightly News” (6:30pm ET) will feature coverage from correspondents on the ground leading up the caucus on Tuesday, January 3.
* BrIan Williams will anchor NBC News Special Reports from New York to announce caucus results on Tuesday, January 3.
* Tom Brokaw, David Gregory, Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell, Peter Alexander, Ron Mott, Kelly O’Donnell, and campaign embeds Carrie Dann, Garrett Haake, Alex Moe, Jamie Novogrod, Andrew Rafferty, and Anthony Terrell will report from Iowa for the platforms of NBC News.
* MSNBC will provide comprehensive on-the-ground coverage beginning Thursday, December 29 and continuing through Wednesday, January 4.
* Chris Matthews will anchor “Hardball” (5:00pm and 7:00pm ET) from Des Moines starting Thursday, December 29 and continuing through Tuesday, January 3,
* Chuck Todd will anchor “The Daily Rundown” (9:00am ET) from Des Moines starting on Friday, December 30 and continuing through Tuesday, January 3.
* Andrea Mitchell will anchor “Andrea Mitchell Reports” (1:00pm ET) from Des Moines beginning on Friday, December 30 and continuing through Tuesday, January 3.
* Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist will broadcast “Morning Joe” (6:00am – 9am ET) live from Java Joe’s in Des Moines starting Monday, January 2 through Wednesday, January 4. “Way Too Early” (5:30am – 6:00am ET) will also be live on location from Java Joe’s.
* NBC News and MSNBC hosts, correspondents and political analysts in Iowa will contribute to other hours of MSNBC programming, including weekend coverage.
* On Tuesday, January 3, Rachel Maddow anchors MSNBC’s Iowa caucus result coverage with Chris Matthews, Ed Schultz, Lawrence O’Donnell, and Rev. Al Sharpton until midnight ET. Chris Hayes will anchor from midnight – 1:00am.
* John Harwood will report live from Iowa for CNBC’s Business Day programming on Tuesday, January 3.
* Cristina Londono will report for “Noticiero Telemundo” from Des Moines Monday, January 2 - Tuesday, January 3.